Operations Assistant

Application deadline: 10 September 2023, 11.59pm CEST.

The Good Food Institute Europe is looking for an Operations Assistant to help people, animals and the planet by supporting our growing operational workflows.

GFI Europe's Operations team
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Background to the role

Use your organisational and administrative talents to help build a sustainable, healthy and just food system 

The Good Food Institute Europe (GFI Europe) is at the forefront of the movement to transform meat production in order to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, from climate change and global hunger, to antibiotic resistance and animal suffering.

We work with scientists, businesses and policymakers to make plant-based and cultivated meat (grown directly from cells) delicious, affordable and accessible. Please check out the rest of our website, our 2022 Year in Review and our 2022 Europe Highlights blog post to find out more about who we are and what we do.

We are at an exciting stage in our growth and are looking for a remote Operations Assistant to support our growing operational workflows including our hiring process, processing invoices, making travel bookings, etc. For more information about this role, please take a look at the job brochure.

How you will make a difference

You will support the Operations team and wider programmatic teams on a wide range of areas of day-to-day business operations for GFI Europe. Reporting to the Senior People Operations Officer, you will:

Who we’re looking for

We primarily hire for skills and potential rather than experience; you do not need to have worked in an Operations or administrative role before. The core skills and attributes needed to excel in the role are:

We want the best people and we know that building a diverse, inclusive workplace leads to stronger, happier, more productive and resilient teams. We strongly encourage people of every ethnicity, orientation, age, gender, origin, socio-economic background, and ability to apply. As a pan-European organisation, we welcome applications from across the whole continent. Because we value a diverse workplace, we prioritise an inclusive culture absent of discrimination and harassment during the application process and after you join the team.

Benefits and the fine print

Application process

  1. Complete this short sample work task (please, make your own copy of the document to work on).
  2. Upload your sample work task through this application form
  3. Once you’ve submitted the form, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to a Cognitive Aptitude Test (30-45 min). You will need to complete this test before the application deadline (10 September 2023, 11.59pm CEST) for us to be able to consider your application. Why we’re using Cognitive Aptitude Tests.

Please note that we are not requesting a CV or a cover letter at this stage. The full application process is outlined in the job brochure. We really look forward to hearing from you!

We want you to have every opportunity to shine and show us your talents – we are happy to make all the reasonable adjustments that we possibly can to make sure the assessment process works for you. Email us at europe-hiring@gfi.org.

Any questions?

Hear from GFI Europe team members Alex and Catherine, answering your questions about the Operations Assistant role. If you have any further questions, please do reach out to us at europe-hiring@gfi.org.

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